Thursday, November 21, 2013

Nonverbal Communication Analysis - Quiz No. 2615: Bill Clinton Receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom - And His Body Language Reveals What Emotions? (VIDEO, PHOTO)

Yesterday Bill Clinton received the Presidential Medal of Freedom along with 15 others. This award, along with the Congressional Gold Medal, is the highest that can be bestowed upon a American civilian. It was established 50 years ago by President John F. Kennedy.

The others recipients this year included Oprah Winfrey, Ernie Banks, Loretta Lynn, Ben Bradlee, Daniel Kahneman, Richard Lugar, Mario Molina, Bayard Rustin (posthumous), Daniel Inouye (posthumous), Arturo Sandoval, Dean Smith, Gloria Steinem, Cordy Tindell “C.T.” Vivian, Patricia Wald and Sally Ride (posthumous).

At the very moment when President Obama hung the Medal of Freedom around President Clinton's neck - what does Bill's protruding Jaw tell you about his emotions?

The body language of thinned lips, a tense "mustache area" and a foreshortened mouth are very telling. What do these indicate?

What of Mr. Clinton's chin dimpling?

Do you note any significant nostril flaring?

Bill's jaw is also clenched. With what emotion(s) is this nonverbal sign consistent?

In the context of the other body language signals, what is the significance of the direction of President Clinton's gaze?

See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2577: Bill Clinton and Terry McAuliffe - Alpha and Beta Body Language

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2534: Bill and Hillary are going to be Grandparents; President Clinton's Body Language is Telling Us that Chelsea is Pregnant

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2523:  Hillary Clinton, Body Language and the 2016 Presidency -  Rapport Builder vs. Rapport Destroyer

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2360:  Bill Clinton and the Body Language of a  "Loose Hand, Palm Up Point"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2128:  Mitt Romney's & Bill Clinton's Body Language  during Mitt's Joke at 2012 Clinton Global Initiative 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 2569: Hillary Clinton, Visibility, Trust and a Harbinger of 2016

Nonverbal Communication Analysis # 2125:  Presidential Debate Body Language -  George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Ross Perot 1992